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Clear and well-written account of a complex issue.
on 10 December 2015
A fascinating and illuminating account of the problem of Islamist radicalism in France and its former Francophone colonies in the Maghreb.
Hussey goes into great historical detail about the history of French rule and contemprary political influence in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, but it would have been far more interesting if he had explored in greater detail issues like the high number of Muslims in French jails, which may help create the febrile and dangerous atmosphere that fosters Islamism and the nihilistic identity that underpins it. Nevertheless this book is essential reading if you want to understand the situation in France.